Bioinformatics Student Symposium - 03/05/2019 - KU Leuven

RSG Belgium, the regional student group of the International Society for Computational Biology, kindly invites you to the 2019 Bioinformatics Student Symposium. The main goal of this event is to provide a forum for young researchers and students in bioinformatics where they can present their work, get updated about current research topics and network with their peers.

This year the symposium will take place on Friday 03/05/2019 at the Arenberg Castle (Arenbergkasteel) of KU Leuven.

Our keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Ir. Stein Aerts of the KU Leuven. Stein Aerts is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of KU Leuven and the head of the Laboratory of Computational Biology (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research). His research topics are bioinformatics, single-cell and microfluidics technologies, regulatory genomics and gene regulatory networks, machine learning, Drosophila genomics and regulatory heterogeneity in cancer.

Mark the date: Friday the 3rd of May 2019


Aula Arenbergkasteel (room 01.07) - KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 1, 3001 Heverlee

Registration (deadline 19/04/2019)

Registration is free, but mandatory. Please register before the 19th of April through the google form.

Abstract call (deadline 05/04/2019)

You can submit an abstract for oral or poster presentations. Please include your abstract in the google form before the 5th of April.

Social dinner

After the symposium we will go to the restaurant Nieuwetijd in the city center for the social dinner.


12.30 - 13.00 Registration
13.00 - 13.10 Opening remarks
13.10 - 14.00 Keynote - Prof. Dr. Stein Aerts
14.00 - 14.20 Tour of RSG Belgium
14.20 - 14.40 PhD/Master student talk 1
14.40 - 15.00 PhD/Master student talk 2
15.00 - 15:50 Coffee break and poster session
15.50 - 16.10 PhD talk 3
16.10 - 16.30 PhD talk 4
16.30 - 16.50 PhD talk 5
16.50 - 17.10 PhD talk 6
17.10 - 17.30 PhD talk 7
17.30 - 17.35 Closing remarks
17.35 - 18.30 Networking session with drinks
19.00 Social dinner at Nieuwetijd

We look forward to seeing you there!